Russia's Tobolsk-Neftekhim to increase MTBE and BD capacities

19 May 2011 16:11  [Source: ICIS news]

MOSCOW (ICIS)--Tobolsk-Neftekhim plans to raise its methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) and butadiene (BD) production capacities, the Russian company said on Thursday.

Tobolsk-Neftekhim plans to increase its MTBE capacity from 113,000 tonnes/year to 150,000 tonnes/year, the company said.

Its butadiene capacity will be increased to 205,000 tonnes/year, the company said, without disclosing further details.

Based in Tyumen region in western Siberia, Tobolsk-Neftekhim is controlled by Russian major petrochemical holding Sibur.

In recent years, Tobolsk-Neftekhim has produced around 180,000–200,000 tonnes/year of BD, roughly half of Russia's annual output, and about 70,000–100,000 tonnes/year of MTBE.

Sibur is planning to build a new 500,000 tonne/year polypropylene (PP) unit at Tobolsk-Neftekhim's premises.

For more on MTBE, BD and PP visit ICIS chemical intelligence

By: Sergei Blagov
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